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. the white house says the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts set to go into effect january. the first lady and the couple's two daughters will remain in hawaii for another 10 days. >>> for the first time starbucks' employees are being asked to write other than names on cups. the chain is asking employees in washington, d.c. to scribble the words "come together." as a message to lawmakers to settle the fiscal cliff. >> some spots blue skies, some parts grey clouds. >> interesting the colors you will see out there rainbow colors out there and we've had some in the south baylor, i'll show you one from mountain view, san jose we just had moderate rain roll through downtown, darker clouds off to the west there and that's what is going to head up into the santa cruz mountains shortly. one other advantage point, at least this side of san francisco, we are on the embarcadero side at front and vallejo streets where it looks quiet. if you look back the other way, rain com
? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >> ama: the storm whipped coastal communities, bring furious gusts and high surf. here's how residents from pacifica to san francisco deal with it. reporter: a strong and steady form on the sea walls of pacifica, making for treacherous conditions on the water. crabbers were immediately disappointed to find the gate the pier closed. >> my buddy and i thought we'd go crabbing, unfortunately they're not ready for us. >> and wind gusts as high as 48 miles-per-hour and a stinging hard rain didn't stop locals from taking their daily walks. >> we sort of wait and look out and see if it isn't raining so hard. then we go out when it's not raining very hard. >> have the whole pier to ourselves and the boardwalk, and we wouldn't have it any other way. >> a little to the north, not an unusual sight. the great highway's southbound lanes closed because of flooding. >> but a differe
the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts set to go into effect january. the first lady and the couple's two daughters will remain in hawaii for another 10 days. >>> for the first time starbucks' employees are being asked to write other than names on cups. the chain is asking employees in washington, d.c. to scribble the words "come together." as a message to lawmakers to settle the fiscal cliff. >> some spots blue skies, some parts grey clouds. >> interesting the colors you will see out there rainbow colors out there and we've had some in the south baylor, i'll show you one from mountain view, san jose we just had moderate rain roll through downtown, darker clouds off to the west there and that's what is going to head up into the santa cruz mountains shortly. one other advantage point, at least this side of san francisco, we are on the embarcadero side at front and vallejo streets where it looks quiet. if you look back the other way, rain coming in. san francisco h
manslaughter charges. >>> president obama is cutting short his vacation in hawaii to work on budget negotiations. mr. obama plans to leave hawaii late today and arrive in d.c. early tomorrow. he and members of congress are trying to find a way to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff." lawmakers will also be back in session on thursday without a deal by the end of the year automatic spending cuts and tax increases going into effect. >>> starbucks is trying to do what it can to urge a "fiscal cliff" compromise. the coffee chain is asking employees at its cafes in the d.c. area to write the words "come together" on cups for the next two days. starbucks plans to continue the effort on social media. >>> encouraging signs in the housing market. home prices rose in most major cities in october up more than 4% from a year earlier and october was the fifth straight month of year-over-year gains. taking a look at the big board now, you can see that stocks are down today in a light trading session. you can see the dow is down about 9 points. >>> a bay area family and the season of giving. how the
hawaii tonight. >>> storms that slammed through the south and killed three are moving toward the northeast this morning. twister touching down after night fall in mobile, alabama the tornado blew out transformers leaving thousands without power and damaged homes, high school and church, several injuries were reported. people in parts of florida and georgia sleeping uneasy tornado watches in effect there. >>> in new york police found a bed in the burned out home of the man who killed -- found a body in the burned out home of be the killers sister. two other firefighters are still in the hospital. police say ex-convict william spengler armed himself with weapons and set his house on fire to lure first responders into a trap he killed himself he left a note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and kill as many people as possible. >>> san francisco woman accused of fatal hit-and-run in court today. police arrested 23-year-old gina eunice for leaving the scene after hitting four pedestrians last week. the victims were flown over the embankment, a 56-year-old woman died a
on the u.s. naval base in hawaii. the pearl harbor attack that threw the u.s. into world war ii. >> now, a tug boat played a key role in that attack. >> you're looking at an old tug boat so small, it's dwarfed by the dry dock here. 71 years ago, it played a role in world war ii. >> if it wasn't for her jumping into action, her and things could have gone different. you never know. >> december 7th, 1941. parl harbor in shambles. today, this is the only surviving vessel. after the war, she served oakland, then went to the both ball fleet. now, they are prepping for a museum in arkansas. this morning, 71 years to the minute of the attack, everyone in the yard came together for this memorial. they raised the flag, saluting this old tug pushing debreerks keeping pearl harbor open. >> this actually blew me away. this is a great piece of history. >> this is the one that did. >> right now, members after an oakland church group getting back on their feet after being robbed of their money during a trip to florida. >> the group from the ministry on mcarthur boulevard. someone broke into the van and
on the table. he will leave hawaii tonight. the first lady and the president visited to thank troops for their service. >> this is where i was born and so we come back for our holidays but one of our favorite things is coming to the base on christmas day and having a chance to meet you. >> when he returns he plans on working to avoid tax increases and cuts to come must particular programs and those will take affect in 6 days. >>> it was much -- weaker. it was just 7 / 10th and did scale back from 2. 5% but growth in holiday sales was greater than when it started. >> volunteers were closed to serving 5,000 christmas meals and glide is hoping to keep it going with a special day after christmas breakfast. meals will be served until 9:30 a.m. >> the agency will offer free rides on friday to celebrate its 100th year in service. they start at 5:00 a.m. on friday. >> yes, that's right, let's go to tara, she is filling in for sal castaneda. >> i noticed an extra smile. i think we'll see a lot of trouble in parking lots. you can see the east shore freeway no delays to speak of. the rain snea
quito -- tow truck trying to get that cleared -- . >>> president obama cuts short his hawaii want vacation. trading underway on wall street. >>> right now the dow up 32 points. >>> still tracking showers live doppler storm watch mode watching them slide southeast from the northwest, looks like no matter where you travel today wet weather is a possibility across the state and high elevation snow. low 60s in southern california. low to mid 30s through the sierra with the snow, two to four more inches above 4,000 feet, trachy travel through 4:00 this afternoon. >>> north bay intersection shutdown, flood waters impassable at highways 12 and 121. terry mcsweeney is live there. >> reporter: today is when it will reopen they say can't tell you the exact hour. road closed flooded that's the story here. pictures from last night this is why the road was closed -- >> we apologize for the microphone levels there. as you heard terry say it going to reopen later today, the time is the part we don't know yet. >>> christmas day storms throughout the south blamed for three deaths and several injuries one t
obama and they are working on getting a deal on the table. president barack obama is leaving hawaii and he will be back to negotiate with lawmakers. >>> people are still without power in oakland after a car crash. they hit each other before running into a utility pole off of interstate 580. at one point power was knocked out to 6800 page customers. police are still looking for the person who ran from the scene. >>> the day after christmas is known as the busiest day of the year. retailers are hoping to boost their bottom line before year's end. >>> and they are going back to work and urging drivers to proceed with caution the morning after christmas. from last night's storm there has been more showers maybe even a little hail and lorraine blanco has more with how things look out there, lorraine? >>> we have been live in oakland and the rain has been on and off and there is a light drizzle out here. you can see the bay bridge toll plaza and the roadways are slick but it is not affecting traffic so far. here is a look at the hayward airport. you can expect scattered showers throughout
in hawaii, where they will spend christmas. but it is not all folly and mistletoe as the president has won each on fiscal cliff negotiations, which are stalled, as washington shut down for a holiday. mr. obama expects to return to work right after christmas. before heading to hawaii. he warned it's time for party leaders to take action. karen caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> the next few days i have asked leaders of congress to help work out a package. this will protect unemployment for millions of americans. >> remarks came after john boehner failed to muster up -- >> we had a number of our members who just did not want to be perceived as raising taxes. >> the two sides both left for christmas holiday and they blamed each other for not acting. they stated that more action is needed from the gop. >> we will need to have a bipartisan solution. >> the next move will need to call from the present. >> he is the only one who could door. this is not john boehners problem to solve. >> in washington, i am karen caifa. >> and now to connecticut were n
and weather together every 10 minutes. >>> daniel inouye a long-time senator from hawaii has died. the democrat that represented hawaii in congress since hawaii became a state in 1959. he was the highest ranking asian politician in u.s. history am he lost his right arm in a battle during world war ii and received the medal of honor. inouye died yesterday of respiratory complications. he was 88. >>> president obama has made a counter-offer to try and avert the "fiscal cliff." he met with house speaker john boehner at the white house yesterday. the president reportedly offered to curtail future cost of living increases for recipients of social security and softened his demand for higher taxes at upper income levels. boehner wants an earnings threshold of a million dollars for higher rates. if no deal is reached in the next two weeks, billions in tax hikes and spending cuts will go into effect. >>> millions of credit card customers should soon receive refunds from american express, capital one and discover. the three companies owe $435 million in refunds to nearly 6 million customers
in the u.s. senate daniel inouye of hawaii has died. the democrat had represented hawaii in congress since hawaii became a state in 1959. he was the highest ranking asian-american politician enoughs history. he lost hit right arm in battle in world war ii and received the medal of honor. >> he was the kind of man, in short, that america has always been grateful to have especially in her darkest hours. men who lead by example and expect nothing. >> mr. inouye died yesterday of respiratory complications. he was 88. >>> a new offer from president obama aimed at avoiding the "fiscal cliff." he met with house speaker john boehner at the white house yesterday. the president reportedly offered to curtail future cost of living increases for recipients of social security and softened his demand for higher taxes at upper income levels. boehner wants an earnings threshold of a million dollars for higher rates. if no deal is reached in the next two weeks, billions in tax hikes and spending cuts will go into effect. >>> well, millions of credit card customers should soon receive refunds from american e
:06. president obama flew back to washington from hawaii overnight to work on the plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." cbs reporter tara mergener says congress remains gridlocked and fewer americans expect any progress before the new year. >>> reporter: senators and staffers will be filling these empty hallways today trying to work out a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." higher taxes will give the average american about $1,500 less to spend next year. and economists believe the $110 billion spending cuts will result in more layoffs. senator harry reid has a plan to keep taxes low for everyone making less than $250,000 a year as well as short term spending cuts until a bigger dooley can be reached. >> it is going to be a patch because in four days we can't solve everything. >> reporter: while senators try to brave the bad weather that has hit many parts of the country, in order to make it back here to washington, house leaders say they will not leave home unless the senate passes its bill first. >> good morning? >> reporter: house republicans scuttled the proposal from speaker john boehner last week
. the president is cutting his vacation short to face the fiscal cliff. is he leaving hawaii for washington tonight. if lawmakers don't come up with a deal before the deadline your tax refund could be delayed by months. we are live in the washington bureau to explain more. >> reporter: brian the irs said without a deal as many as 100 million taxpayers may be forced to wait until march to file their tax returns. congress has to vote on the wealth tax and it needs to be adjusted for inflation. both partisay they would agree to it but it's all tied up in the fiscal cliff mess. tax filing season starts next week but the irs would put a hold on that for some. officials would wait for a deal in the new year instead of doing serious reprogramming to their tax system. filing would then be pushed back to march for millions. with refunds coming much later than usual. especially for those who plan on paying off credit card bills that often pile up after the holidays. now all of this could be avoided a deal before the deadline monday night but some long time lawmakers fear it won't happen, more on that
a plane ticket to hawaii, but got drunk and missed his flight. she says he is soft spoken and cannot imagine what made him snap. >> he is just too sweet. he was never mean to anybody -- ever. everybody loved him. >> using a stolen semi-automatic rifle and wearing a protective vest and hockey mask, he opened fire, randomly in a clackamas mall before killing himself. a wounded teenaged girl is in the hospital in serious condition. >> million airsoftware mogul john macafee is back in the u.s. he said he was only pretending to be unstable because that was his only way out of belize, where he is wanted for questioning in a murder. we have the latest on a truly bizarre story. >> reporter: john macafee says he's broke, but not short on cash, thanks to the kindness of strangers. he sat down for an interview with abc's matt gutman. someone dropped these bills off at the hotel for him. he is staying at the beacon, in miami, arriving at in the u.s. from guatamala last night. >> they called his name and said, john macafee may you please come to the front. he walked to the front. >> reporter: he
-53. usf facing san diego state in hawaii. cole with a three. but they got lit up. 33 points on the afternoon. san diego state now 10-1. dons drop to 5-5. 80-58, that final. the falcons beat the lions last night on saturday night football clinching the top spot in the nfc. home field advantage throughout the playoffs. receiver calvin johnson broke the single season record in receiving yards set back in 1995. it was all detroit fans really had to cheer about. their season is going nowhere. matt ryan threw for 279 yards and four touchdowns. watch the catch by julio jones. gets both feet down. falcons led at the half. megatron needed 182 yards in two games to break the record. 21-yarder left him four yards shy of the record. which he got in the fourth quarter on this 26-yarder. calvin johnson has the most receiving yards in is single season. 892, handing the ball to his dad. he set an nfl record. 11 catches for 225 yards. falcons clinch the top spot in the nfc, a 31-18 victory. raiders in carolina. the highlights tonight at five and niners and seattle in seattle. i'm mike shuman
decorated world war ii veteran, he represented hawaii since it became a state in 1959. colleagues on both sides of the aisle paid their respects to the nine-term senator. >> he leaves behind a legacy of push leadership and private kindness that will not be forgotten as long as these walls stand as long as histories are written. >> for when this rotunda returns to life and the tour guides give their pitch, they will always speak of daniel inouye, the gentleman from hawaii and one of freedom's most gallant champions. >> inouye died monday at the age of 88. >>> here at cbs 5, we're remembering a legend of our own. >> this complication called in hope is also historic. it's the first time an american college has stopped all its academic -- >> the "san francisco examiner" ben williams became the first african-american television reporter in the bay area in 1966. in fact he spent his entire 25- year career in television at kpix. he died this monday at the age of 85. us survived by his wife of 59 years, vivian, a son and daughter and two grandchildren. >>> on-again, off-again work to prevent the
away from the "fiscal cliff." he took the red eye from hawaii overnight. senators are set to work today on a plan to avoid the so- called "fiscal cliff." but house gop leaders say they will not return to washington unless the senate passes a bill. with no deal on the horizon, a new poll finds the gop gets the biggest share of the blame for the stalemate. >> both sides here have a problem with the american people and it's why congress has 11% job approval rating. >> even starbucks is gettingismy for an agreement. its employees are writing "col together" on coffee cups in d.c. to try to encourage compromise. >>> hawaii's lieutenant governor brian shots will replace the late democratic senator daniel inouye who died of respiratory complications last week. on the day he died he wrote to the governor asking for a female representative to replace him. she made it to the final round of consideration but did not win the nomination. >>> and former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital with a fever and cough. mr. bush was admitted to the hospital more than a month
quit his job, and said he was moving to hawaii. she has no idea what set him off. police continue to chase leads trying to find a motive. >>> traffic and weather together, next. brrr, it is cold outside. here is a live picture of the golden gate bridge traffic moving smoothly. bart and san mateo bridge both recovering after earlier issues. we'll get a check with mike on your forecast and talk to sue about your traffic. >>> early christmas gift for iphone users new app from google. >>> check out visibility at our reporting stations everything is okay some of our traffic spotters using our waze app said the sunol grade is getting foggy. in between systems today don't worry about it being wet dry air and temperatures will hang out in the low to mid 50s today, tomorrow and saturday two systems with light rain dry sunday. >>> still seeing emergency flashing lights on the san mateo bridge western portion of the span by foster city due to earlier fatal accident that has been cleared. tail lights westbound a little slow not too bad. brake lights up the highrise towards foster city eastbou
said he was quitting his job and selling his stuff and moving to hawaii. his mother does not understand what her son did and has no explanation. he is accused of killing a man and woman and wounding a 15- year-old girl. now the man, steven foresight was a husband and father of two. and the girl is recovering from surgery who was shot in the chest and the other woman who died was a hospice nurse. >>> he was gunned down tuesday night while unloading groceries from his own car, he had two grown children. >> just the kindest man ever. >> and he works hard, he is my role model. >> neighbors at the housing develop said they have been concerned about safety since the developer closed their offices this year. sun's family said they hope to help. >>> when the king tides will really -- when will the king tides really peek, good morning, brian. >> reporter: this is really calm right now but we expect the waters to rise and they are expected to peak later this morning. in terms of the king tides, they are a yearly event and they are expected in the colder months. but with respect, it is sometime 10
to hawaii. one of the former coworkers says he and roberts used to go target shooting together. >> i could not believe, my heart sank and i'm getting a little choked up looking for some comfort in whatever the truth might be. >> roberts killed two people and injured one before turning the gun on himself. a 15-year-old girl is in serious condition but is expected to survive. >>> mobile5 is live at a program to keep you safe this holiday season. >> plus, you give and they don't receive. the gift card glitch at one major retailer that's leaving hundreds empty-handed. >> it's rarely seen in the u.s. but now hundreds are lining up in the bay area to get their hands on an $85 six-pack. why the monks who make the beer are shipping it here. ,,,,,, holidays safer for travelerd shoppers. ken bastida is live with mobile five at we oakland station. >>> bart police want to make the holidays safer for travelers and shoppers. ken bastida is live in mobile5 at the west oakland station. kenny. >> reporter: this is a time of year when people are shopping and coming home from work and it gets darker a lot ea
, negotiations. >> president obama is in hawaii for christmas. and says he'll cut his vacation short to try and hammer out a deal with congress. the deadline. now a week away. if congress fails to reach any agreement, income tax rates will go up on just about everyone on january 1st. unemployment benefits will expire for many as well. >> thousands of nurses will walk off the job today at nine bay area hospitals. nurses with sutter health's alta bates summit medical center are asking for negotiated labor contracts and improvements in patient care protections. such as staffing levels, health benefits, and sick days. strikers say hospital officials want to reduce the number of paid sick days for nurses and technicians, while eliminating health care coverage for those who work fewer than 30 hours a week. >> we will be right back. thousands of palestinians and international tourists are visiting bethlehem to visit christmas. and to celebrate-christmas. this is live at the we will be right back. >> watching wall street, this shorter trading day. they are open until just 1:00 p.m., not a lot to ch
this holiday in hawaii. this is new video of them arriving at the air force base from overnight. the president said he will be back in washington next week to deal with the budget but he is not the only one leaving town. republicans and democrats, senators and representatives all headed home for the holidays before reaching any agreement on ways to avoid end of the year tax hikes and budget cuts. the house speaker used the gop weekly address to say republicans will maintain their focus on reaching a deal. >> i have challenged the members of our party to grapple with these issues, to make choices and we are willing to because washington has a serious spending problem. this was the year of the size our debt, all 16 trillon dollars of it passed the size of our economy. it's a grim milestone. >> both sides continue to blame the other for not compromising. with no agreement the budget cuts and tax hikes will go into effect january 1st. >> it's more likely than ever that eastern and gulfports will be shut down by a strike. nearly 15,000 dock workers at ports from boston to houston are ready to wa
portland this weekend and moving to hawaii. >> this is the last thing i expected. especially from him. he was just too sweet. never mean to anybody. ever. everybody loved him. >> reporter: police have no motive, but they also have no doubt. they say roberts carried out his shooting spree alone, with a stolen assault rifle. among the dead, 54-year-old hospice nurse, cindy ann yuille, who was christmas shopping. this woman a complete stranger, stayed with her and performed cpr. >> she died with dignity. and she did not die alone. >> reporter: 45-year-old steven forsyth, a father of two, was also killed. but 15-year-old kristina shevchenko was shot in the chest and survived. amazingly, her second brush with death in less than a year, after being injured in a head-on car crash in august. >> it's clear to me, she's a very brave young woman. >> reporter: that lucky young lady is listed in serious condition right now. she is expected to recover. just remarkable this whole thing wasn't so much worse. meanwhile, back here at the mall, shop owners are beginning to wonder when they can reopen, durin
, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. . >>> it's 7:30. we are following more breaking news from the south bay. news chopper 2 is giving us these live pictures. first word that classes are canceled today at kennedy middle school, it has been canceled, classes canceled for today. also word that monta vista high school coopertino is also shut down, all of this because of threatening grafitti and i'm told we are flying over kennedy middle school. po
--er responsibility. >> reporter: president obama is in hawaii. he says he will cut his vacation short to try to hammer out a deal. the deadline a week away. >> if congress does not get anything done, then taxes will most likely go up for everyone. just about everyone on january 1st. unemployment benefits will also expire for many people. >>> international envoy working to end syria's civil war worries won't be able to help. one man said bashar assad discussed possible steps forward but has made little progress because both sides seem to be more interested in fighting. >>> authorities in india used violence to stop a week of rape protests. armed police beat police with sticks. they are protesting the brutal rape of a woman on a bus. prime minister said the government would take tough action to prevent these crimes against women. >>> 47-year-old joe price died on saturday from a noncombat injury. a military official says his death is being investigated as a suspected poll san jose a strict new policy goes into effect at camp pendleton. marines will be subject to random breathalyzer test
and with transparency. >>> an oregon man is recovering from a shark attack in hawaii while authorities are trying to decide whether to reopen about two miles of beach. he was snorkeling on maui when the shark attacked him about 200 yards offshore. he suffered cuts on his leg and thigh and was rescued by hive guards. he knew the shark was about two feet wide but didn't know what type of shark it was that attacked him. >> we will start an assessment and have all the different agencies get together and they will make a determination as to when exactly to open the waters again. >> the attack took place near the central resort of kehe on the south side of nowry. >>> the teenager who was denied an eagle scout award because he was gay will be honored by officials on monday. he spent ten years working toward the award and last year scout officials said ryan violated the anti-gay policy. on monday he will be honored at the opening session of the state assembly. >>> new details this morning on a peregrine falcon that was shot on thanksgiving day in watsonville. on monday the wildlife experts told us the fa
, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. anywhere.@. >>> more storm watch coverage. look at this golf course in napa. sporting more than the usual number of water a hazards. from the looks of it, it will need more time to dry out before players make the rounds. the good news is the napa river is started to recede. we are going back to ktvu's ken pritchett live in napa where the river is high but staying within its banks. >> reporter: that's right. they expected the napa river downtown to crest between th
created an outreach program and brought latin consult tower hawaii and got a lesson in hawaiian tradition. >> we need to do a better job of integrating people and getting them to talk to each other. >> the group, united states artist, have given eugene a $50,000 fellowship grant for artistic excellence. for their christmas show the parking lot will be turned into a little bethlehem. in san pablo, abc7 news. >>> wal-mart is sponsoring an easy way for you to play santa claus and help hundreds of bay area low income kids this holiday season. today participating wal-mart stores are hosting a fill the truck toy drive in conjunction with the salvation army. they will be there to accept donations for the one-day toy drive. as we get closer to christmas, all toys collected will be distributed in the bay area by the salvation army. also mark your calendars for the abc7 share your holiday food drive. it's next wednesday, december 12th. meet the abc7 news team as we broadcast live from around the bay area, taking your donations for local food banks. for more information and the location nearest you,
is on the latest cd. they brought latin culture to hawaii and got a lesson in hawaiian tradition. >> we need to do a much better job to get people to talk to each other. >> it's because of his dedication that the artist group is giving eugene a $50,000 scholarship grant. >> for the christmas show this parking lot will be turned into a little bethlehem. there be music and fun on december 15th. >> katie: wal-mart is sponsoring an easy way for you to play santa claus and help low income kids in holiday season. today participating stores will have a toy drive. they are accepting donations for one day toy drive. as we get closer to christmas the toys will be distributed by salvation army. >> mark your calendars for this event. share your holiday food drive. it's next wednesday, december 12th, you can meet the abc news team as we broadcast live from around the bay area taking donations for local food banks. for more information and location nearest you go to abc7news.com/community. >> coming up next. the festival of lights begins. where you can see the lighting of the >> katie: holiday lights take cente
the field and win it 85-53. >> usf facing san diego state in hawaii. off to a good start. dickerson with three of the team leading 15 but the vacation quickly ended. let up by taply. 33 points on the afternoon. san diego state now 10-1. dons drop to 5-5. 80-58 that final. later we will have highlights for you tonight at 5:00 and niners and seattle up in seattle tonight at 5:20. i'm mike shumann. have a great day. >> coming up next, more storm watch coverage. travelers seeing delays because of the weather. abc 7 news reporter nick smith will have a live report. we will give you the latest conditions and tell you what the coastal communities can expect today right after the break. >>> the latest storm is pounding the bay area right now. let's go to our meteorologist lisa. good morning, carolyn. a flood warning up in the north bay for sonoma county near petaluma. a look outside from the emeryville camera and looking at a wind advisory through early afternoon as the strong cold front is getting enhanced as it it pushes along the coast right now. so the yellows you are seeing from the pe
early from his hawaii vacation yesterday. speaker boehner call the house back into town for an unusual sunday session. members of congress understand the 11th hour acts may not be enough to appease the public. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff would bring massive tax increases and deep spending cuts. treasury department would have trouble paying its bills. many worry the financial woes would plunge the u.s. back into a recession. within possible effect of the fiscal cliff/fro, -- milk prices could spike two or three dollars a gallon because farm -- some are calling that dairy cliff. >>> 6:17. mike here tracking light rain.i. l >> i'd like to. >> here's mike with the weather. >>> thank you, hope you are having a great friday morning dry sky over san francisco from the east to sutro tower. light rain showing up off the sonoma county coast,oo8Ñ let's zoom down and show you highway 1 from to inverness looks like it is raining but not reaching the ground. sprinkles possible during the as air mass start to moisten under th
in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >>> p good and e has to answer questions about more lapses in maintenance and inspections. abc 7 news reports. >> this video shows what they call an underground enclou sure norkt a vault fitting two people, the ensure yours require only one inspector. over two years, pg&e had to reinspect thousands of them after finding out some employees and contractors never opened them as legally required every three years. the first round was done last year. >> we reinspected every facility that was inspected in 2010 and 2011. about 26,000 facilities. ñtarted requiring inspectors to leave behind a verification tag inside. this year, lifting tags pointed to more gift inspecks. dozens of employees have been fired or suspended. >> we've also added 48 inspectors employees so more sources are employees. >> it's not just a problem isolated to underground trance formers or gas leaks or pipes. it goes th
remains in hawaii for christmas, says he will cut his vacation short to try and hammer out a deal. negotiations returned to square one last week after boehner failed to get support for his own plan. some say it is likely last minute negotiations will force them to stay on capitol hill on new year's eve. >>> 6:17. let's find out what the weather going to be looking like. >> today dry for sure. one whole day, maybe half a day tomorrow. >> thank you. >> that's a giving spirit, isn't it? clear look from sutro tower towards the east bay hills, doppler still spinning waiting for that next storm to come from the wet tomorrow, right now it is quiet and that is good except for the fog forming. russian river still have a flood watch for this at guerneville, going to peak at 5 o'clock tonight, a little over 30 feet, flood stage -- flood stage 32, good news in napa the river has ed peaked last night now starting to -- to fall and will continue to fall still in yellow where there's concern through the early evening hours today many once we get past that our next system has such little rain the
his body will be returned to hawaii. >>> a former marine praised for guarding a school near modesto apparently lied about his service. on monday craig showed up at hughson elementary school in uniform to stand guard. the former marine told the medesto bee he was a sergeant in the marine reserve and deployed to iraq and afghanistan. the marine corp said he never served overseas and discharged as a private after serving mine months. he told mattering corp times he had been misquoted by the medesto bee but the paper accident happened by its story. >>> let's go back to sal. how are we doing on this friday light? >> it is a little bit. we will be looking at some of the commutes for you. it looks like there are people going but not as busy as it was for example on monday. let's go out to the east shore freeway you can see there are people out there on 80 westbound. so it's not completely just clear. westbound 80 traffic does move well as you drive to the mccarthur maze and to relatively uncrowded bay bridge toll plaza. if you are driving on the nimitz freeway that commute has not been rea
are responsibility in a long time. >> president barack obama is in hawaii for christmas. he said he will cut his vacation short to hammer out a deal. he will prevent automatic tax hikes from taking affect on january 1st. >>> police in virginia arrested a u.s. senator from driving under the influence. he is apologizing to the people of idaho and to his family. he was taken into custody after failing a field sobriety test. he is a member of the mormon church which does not allow members to use alcohol coffee or tea. he said he will take whatever punishment is handed down. >>> the dui crackdown continues here in the bay. several fatal crashes have already been reported and how this year's number will -- and we will have more on how this year's number will compare to last year. >> tara? >> bart is operating on a normal schedule but it will be on a holiday schedule and trains are running about 20 minutes apart. we want to show you maps, these are the things we were talking about and we have a lane blocked in san pablo low avenue -- san pablo avenue north and we have a look at pinehurst, there is a mu
the so called fiscal cliff. the president arrived in washington today cutting short his hawaii vacation. he called congressional leaders last night and today house speaker john boehner said the house will convene on sunday leaving less than 48 hours to come up with a deal. >> it's the count down to midnight. the start of a new year. but this year president, the american people are waiting for the ball to drop but it's not going a good drop. >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> off the senate floor, mitch mcconnell appears to be more flexible. the senator sent an e-mail suggesting he's negotiating an acceptable deal with the white house. >>> stocks rebounded today on news that the house would reconvene on the fiscal cliff after diving more than 150 points the dow bounced back to lose only 18 points. it was the fourth straight day of losses. >> i don't know there's a word to describe how -- the public is going to be. >> why california is going to take an extra hit if we go o
to be no signs of compromise between congress president obama is cutting his holiday vacation in hawaii short. and will return to washington tomorrow. house and senate members are expected to reconvene tomorrow as well. without a budget agreement, automatic tax increases for everyone and deep spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >> in national news. dallas cowboys nose tackle josh brent has been formally indicted on a charge of intoxication manslaughter. for the crash that killed a teammate. brent was arrested earlier this month after police say he flipped his car while speeding though a neighborhood in suburban dallas. brent survived the crash. but his friend and teammate. practice squad member jerry brown. died at a hospital. intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. no court dates have been set. >> right now parts of the country are dealing with the aftermath of a severe storm system that is being blamed for at least six deaths. and tonight. we have dramatic new video of a major tornado that ripped t
to remember that day. in hawaii there was a moment of silence followed by a fly over at the time when the bombing started. the surprise attack by the japanese killed 2400 people and was the start of the united states involvement in world war ii. >>> in alameda pearl harbor survivors took part in a ceremony. i 21 gun salute honored the survivors and memories still fresh for those who were still there. one was on the west virginia during the attack. >> i felt six torpedoes hit the port side of the ship. >> it also included a wreath laying ceremony to pay tribute to those who were killed. >>> the beakon on top of mount diablo was lit to remember the attacks, the light turned on at sunset and stayed lit until dawn this morning. it was turned off december 8th 1941 the day after the attack so it would not be a guide for enemy planes. now it's lit once a year to honor those who died. >> some hopeful east bay homebuyers will have the chance to take advantage of a five million dollar pot of money. it's parts of a settlement over fair lending claims. the program happening at the oakland c
that congress is scheduled to adjourn december 21st and the president is supposed to be headed to hawaii for vacation on december 17. >>> after doing some downsizing starbucks is back to brewing up some expansion plans and that includes another san francisco store. at market and sanchez. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman tells us some small businesses in that area are trying to grind that plan to a halt. >> reporter: there are 85 starbucks properties in san francisco. do we need 86? >> it will change the entire character of the neighborhood. >> i think they will be a good addition to that block of market. >> reporter: starbucks wants to add 1500 new stores in the u.s. over the next five years. but neighbors are stirring up trouble for another one planned near the city's castro district. >> against it signing up here giving us your email address. >> reporter: wendy runs sweet inspirations bakery down the street and is running the opposition. >> we don't want a starbucks going in on the corner because we want this to remain locally owned businesses along this strip. >> reporter: in three weeks
the roads now. >> we should do that, liz. are you warm? >> yeah. are you guys not warm? it's like hawaii. in here. [ laughter ] >> not quite. [ laughter ] >>> let's go outside. you may need your heaters if you are in your car and heading off to work this morning. it is chilly in our studio and outside, as well. lawrence will talk much more about that coming up. in the meantime, we are heating up at the bay bridge. a lot of brake lights this morning. it's because they turned the metering lights on. so we have delays now in the cash and the fastrak lanes. looks like it's backing up towards the 880 overcrossing. to the south bay now and these are our live drive time sensors where everything is still moving at the limit on 101, 280, the guadalupe parkway. these are your drive times now as you can see. everything is clear so far this morning. so we can still call this a "friday light" commute. we still have not seen too many incidents on the roads. here's a live look towards the dublin interchange. those taillights, that's the westbound commute. this is close to the tassajara exit. we can so
in hawaii as he heads back to washington for work. house and senate members are expected to reconvene today as well. without a budget agreement, automatic tax increases for every one and deep spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. >> former president george h. w. bush is in intensive care a hospital this morning. mr. bush has been hospitalized there since last month and what is being described as a " stubborn fever ". a spokesman for his office said that the 88 year-old is on an all- liquid diet and has been and i see you since sunday. >> cleanup is underway in mobile, alabama this morning after its second tornado in a week. work crews cleared trees in a hard-hit neighborhoods yesterday. homes and businesses were damaged. a tornado with wind speeds up to 135 mi. per hour hit the city on christmas day. >> parts of upstate new york are seen a heavy snowfall. the national weather service has issued a winter storm warning until midday today. if there is also a forecast of a total of 8 to 12 in. of snow by tonight. for those traveling on rose, new york state police and the dot have kep
sales. >>> hawaii might sound goo. sun, in partly cloudy to the north. highs upper 40s, low 50, cold and breezy. >> thank you, steve. >>> in burlingame, hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to victims of the connecticut schoal scooting. >> olivia engel, 6. [bell tolling] >> the names were read aloud -- and a aloud and a -- were read aloud and a candlelit for them. >> people in our community are just heartbroken over what's happened in connecticut. we all identify with the parents and with the community. these little children have been killed so horribly. >> one person with a special bond to newtown is betty. she grew up there and her grief was clearly visible during last night's service. >>> more bay area candlelight vigil vigil are scheduled for tonight -- more bay area candlelight vigils are scheduled for tonight at 6:00 and ameral park in plan tonight -- in pleasant tonight. and also there will be one tomorrow. >>> more people are buying guns these days after that tragedy in connecticut. gun owners in oregon, virginia, texas say many are buying guns fearing for their
at stow lake. >>> president obama is's. he may avoid -- president obama is in hawaii. he may come home early to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >>> a plan includes proposed projects to attract state i havers -- visitors. >>> 7:23. moving along in the day right now, tara, you know we talked about going to the golden gate park today. there is another gift that people should know about. >> there is a perk. free parking. >> yay! >> in san francisco today. yeah, free metered parking everywhere along a -- including along the embarcadero and fisherman's wharf. no street sweeping unless that sign says seven days a week of the including holidays. that's the good news -- a week, including holidays. that's the good news. you can see traffic is moving well along all directions. we have, really not a whole lot of people out there. hopefully everybody is opening their presents right now. down in the south bay, 237, milpitas, usually we see a lot of westbound traffic on the right-hand side of your screen but really own what? three cars right now. so that's great. here's rosemary. >>> we have a new
does not want to negotiate. >> if the president is in hawaii for christmas. he will cut his vacation short to do with congress. the deadline is a week away. >> income-tax rates will go on just about everyone on general first. >> and employment benefits will expire for many as well. >> thousand nurses are walking off the job today at 9 bay area hospitals. >> nurses with sutter health alta bates summit medical center are asking for negotiating labor contracts and improvement in patient care protection to such a staffing levels, health benefits, and sick days. >> strikers a hospital officials want to reduce the number of paid sick days for nurses and technicians, while eliminating health care coverage for those will while eliminating health care coverage for those will work fewer [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better. [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster o
.c. >> president obama is scheduled to attend the final memorial service for the late hawaii senator daniel inouye. he died from respiratory complications. he was the second longest serving senator are in history. >>> harry reid is asking for an announce mint on who his successor will be before the end of the year. >>> governor mark sanford may run for his former seat in congress. he was considered a rising gop star until he van niched from south carolina for five days back in 2009. he said he was hiking the appalachian trail. he later acknowledged he was visiting his miss stress in argentina. he served three terms before being elected to governor. his ex-wife is also interested in running for the seat >>> a fight between two black jack dealers hands one in the hospital and one behind bars. police say the fight happened between two female dealers and one woman stabbed the other in the face. police aren't sure what sparked the fight. it comes one week after a deadly shooting in the lobby of the excalibur hotel >>> a 20 day venetian cruise is not owe relaxing after they and the crew members got sick
was moving to hawaii. here's video from the scene. he is a semi- automatic rifle that he stole the day before the shooting from someone he knew. robbers killed two people and wounded a third before you took his own life. investigators say reds had no significant criminal history. police have arrested three people in connection with the fatal stabbing of 17 year-old former football star justice afoa. he was stabbed to death two years ago near the intersection of cedar boulevard and birds street and the word. 19 year-old daniela guzman, 31 year-old daniel howard and 2032 year old rafael told our were arrested on suspicion of murder. >> security firm mcafee announce that is average tacked on 30 u.s. banks has been planned. a gang of five rebel colonels and all this the visited chosen and that funneling money out a bank account from chase, citibank, and wells fargo and a pal as well as dozens of other large banks. prostate with its lights greproject let's craig has been successfully tested in at least 380 big bank accounts in the united states. the banks aren't commenting that are reportedly work
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